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As the search for the suitable tree gets underway, Sadie is dismayed to learn that one of her fellow committee members is a man she's worked hard to avoid. Reed Harris owns the local livery, and while he's friendly enough--good looking too--Sadie isn't ready to invest in another relationship. In fact, she may never be ready, unless a Christmas miracle manages to thaw her frozen heart.
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
pautoyoung5 Stars Out Of 5Can She Love Again?March 22, 2016pautoyoungQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Christmas Comes to Little Hickman Creek by Sharlene MacLaren is one of the best written and sweetest novellas that I have had the privilege of reading. The book may be only 133 pages, but the characters and storyline are well developed. This novella is perfect to read not only during the Christmas season but any time of the year that you want a quick, sweet, love story read. Loved it! Sadie Bennett is a young widow of two years whose husband was killed shortly after they married in a work related accident during the Christmas season. With Christmas drawing near, her thoughts turn toward her husband and their love for each other. Although she works as a waitress, she finds little happiness in being with others besides her family. The people in her church in this small community in Kentucky love Sadie and are determined to help her live in joy again. Also, the handsome Reed Harris, who owns the local livery, is quickly falling in love with her. Does Sadie have to completely forget her husband to find love and live in joy again? What does God want for her life? This story was a little personal for me. My husband was a widower for almost two years when we met, fell in love, and married. We dont have to forget the happiness of the past to have love and joy in the future! I received a copy from the author and publisher of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.
DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Touching Chrstmas storyMarch 17, 2016DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the first book I have read by Sharlene MacLaren but will not be my last. She is a very talented writer. This novella was an inspiring and heartwarming Christmas story.
The setting is December 1898 in Little Hickman Kentucky.
What is usually a merry and happy time for most people Christmas was only a sad reminder for Sadie Bennett who lost her husband two years ago. She wants nothing to do with celebrating Christmas, but finds that she has been assigned to a committee to search for the town Christmas tree.
Reed Harris a newcomer to the town of Hickman is also on the committee. Reed is looking for a future wife and settle down. Sadie is still mourning the loss of her husband and a relationship is not in her future. Will Sadie be able to find joy and faith again. To open her heart for another relationship and once again love Christmas.
A very touching and wonderful Christmas story.
I read this novella in one sitting and highly recommend it.
I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
HeatherRichey, MTAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good Faith ReadMarch 16, 2016HeatherRichey, MTAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I found this book endearing and wonderful. I feel for Sadie in that she doesn't want to be part of the living world without her husband, and how horrible for her to have lost him so early in their marriage. This book is well written - you can feel the characters' frustration with their situations, their heartache.
The one thing that I truly appreciate about this book is a reminder that God should always come first. He is our Father and he provides for us always. We always need to remember to lean on him. We need to remember that our Father is everything and everything else should come second to him so that brownie or that cigarette isn't going to give us what He can and does give us.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sweet Story of Healing and LoveMarch 12, 2016AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Christmas Comes to Little Hickman Creek is a tender seasonal novella that brings readers back to 1890s Little Hickman, Kentucky where they will revisit old friends and meet new ones. Sharlene MacLaren, author of Little Hickman Creek Series, introduces Sadie, barely married and suddenly a widow and Reed, the new owner of the town's livery. Readers will enjoy this charming story of a community of friends and family during what should be a season of joy and happiness. With the anniversary of the death of Sadie's husband nearing, her grief is still acute and she is fearful of new relationships. Reed is interested, in fact, smitten might be a better word! But can he compete with a dead husband? Faith in God is evident throughout. I loved the way some of the characters hear God speak to them words of encouragement and guidance and were aware of the need for wise counsel from His Word and Godly friends. Engaging characters, delightful tales of family and farm life, and a sweet romance will touch the heart and have readers coming back for more from this author.
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Mrs ARS4 Stars Out Of 5Nice to visit againMarch 12, 2016Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had read Sharlene Maclarens Little Hickman Creek series a few years ago, so it was nice to go back and visit again. This was a novella that takes place during the month of December and tells the story of a young widow, Sadie Bennett, who had lost her husband two years prior. She has closed her heart off and has just been living an existence that just gets her by. She more or less was becoming a recluse. However, the handsome livery owner Reed Harris has set his sights on her and with the help of her family and town, he intends to open her heart again. This was a sweet little story about a woman learning to let go of fear and to love again. I received a copy for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.